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July 16: Operation Roundup targets Daesh remnants

Release No: 18-068 July 16, 2018 PRINT | E-MAIL

July 16, 2018

Release # 20180716-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

  

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of Daesh in designated parts of Iraq and Syria.

 

Operation Roundup, which began May 1 to accelerate the defeat of Daesh in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and Iraqi-Syrian border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with precision Coalition strike support.

 

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve and its partner forces' operations are exerting pressure on Daesh senior leaders and associates, as well as degrading, disrupting and dismantling Daesh organizational structures throughout Iraq and Syria.

 

Operation Roundup will continue to target Daesh remnants as the Coalition remains committed to the lasting defeat of Daesh to increase peace and stability in the region, and to protect all our homelands from Daesh's terrorist threat.

 

Weekly Strike Summary

 

Between July 9 and July 15, Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 16 engagements in Iraq and Syria.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Syria on July 15, 2018.

 

On July 15 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Rawah, two strikes destroyed two Daesh tunnels.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq or Syria on July 14, 2018.

 

On July 13 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed one Daesh vehicle, one Daesh fighting position and one Daesh logistics hub.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on July 13, 2018.

 

On July 12 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, four strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed one Daesh logistics hub, one Daesh fighting position, one Daesh supply route and two Daesh-held buildings.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on July 12 2018.

 

On July 11 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two Daesh supply routes

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on July 11, 2018.

 

On July 10 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed one Daesh vehicle.

 

There were no reported strikes conducted in Iraq on July 10, 2018.

 

On July 9 in Syria, Coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Abu Kamal, two strikes engaged one Daesh tactical unit, destroyed one Daesh logistics hub and two Daesh fighting positions.

 

On July 9 in Iraq, Coalition military forces conducted one strike consisting of three engagements against Daesh targets.

             Near Diyala, one strike engaged one Daesh tactical unit and destroyed two Daesh motorcycles, one Daesh-held building, one Daesh vehicle and one Daesh supply cache.

 

This Coalition strike release contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing, or remotely piloted aircraft, rocket propelled artillery and ground-based tactical artillery.

 

A strike, as defined in the Coalition release, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative effect in that location.  For example, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone Daesh vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of Daesh-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined.

 

CJTF-OIR does not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target. The information used to compile the daily strike releases is based on 'Z' or Greenwich Mean Time.  

 

 

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